GRAHAM COWDREY, a member of one in every of cricket’s most well-known dynasties, has died on the age of 56.
Cowdrey scored precisely 14,000 runs in all competitions as an aggressive middle-order batsman throughout a 14-year profession with Kent.
Cowdrey has handed away aged 56Credit score: Allsport
Cowdrey, left, was a part of a legendary cricketing householdCredit score: Occasions Newspapers Ltd
His father Colin (later Lord Cowdrey) was one in every of England’s best batsmen and brother Chris additionally captained England.
Graham’s nephew Fabian additionally performed for Kent.
Former Kent captain Matthew Fleming stated: “I’m numb with shock and unhappiness that the sensible, beneficiant, humorous and sophisticated pal who lit up so many cricket grounds has slipped away.”
Cowdrey’s nickname was ‘Van’ after the Irish singer Van Morrison, whom he noticed in live performance greater than 200 instances.
After retiring, Cowdrey’s jobs included working for an expansion betting firm as a liaison officer for the ECB. He leaves three youngsters.
He was finest man to the impressionist and comic Rory Bremner, who tweeted: “So unhappy to lose my finest pal (and finest man) Graham Cowdrey.
“He made me chuckle greater than anybody else. So humorous, variety and beneficiant.
“Nice batsman, too. Joins dad within the Pavilion all too quickly. Play a Van music for him in the present day.”
Different tributes have poured in from numerous devastated followers.
One wrote: “Very unhappy information. We cherished seeing Graham at Arundel.”
Whereas one other famous: “What a loss to the world of cricket and his household.”
His pal David Buik wrote: “I used to be devastated to listen to of the unhappy passing of my nice pal Graham Cowdrey – simply 56 years outdated.
“No individual did extra to revive my vanity and confidence than he did on my return from Japan.
“He was inspirational in his assist. I shall miss him. RIP”.